Breaking: Austin Moving on from CodeNEXT

The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.

August 1, 2018 - Austin Statesman


Austin Reminded to Be Respectful While Debating CodeNEXT

A call for civility amid the great zoning debate in Austin, Texas.

June 11, 2018 - KUT

Vota Latino

Hispanic Families Left Behind in the Central Texas Boom

A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.

February 15, 2018 - KUT

Sixth Street, Austin

Catch Up With Austin's CodeNEXT

CodeNEXT is one of the most ambitious, and controversial, zoning reform projects ongoing in the country, with lessons to offer planners all over the country in code writing, public outreach, and planning outcomes.

February 8, 2018 - CodeNEXT

North Shoal Creek

Critiquing Austin's North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan

A local resident reviews an important new neighborhood plan in Austin from a pro-development and livability perspective.

January 21, 2018 - Austin On Your Feet

Texas State Capital

Texas Bill Would Immunize Property Rights From Zoning Code Changes

The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.

July 25, 2017 - Austin American-Statesman

Austin Neighborhood Objects to Proposed Transect Zone

The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.

July 19, 2017 - Austin American-Statesman


Defining Key Zoning Code Terms for the Masses

What it means when planners use their words.

June 9, 2017 - The Austin Chronicle

Texas Townhomes

Missing Middle Housing: An Austin Case Study

The "missing middle" of housing is a concept familiar to many planners, but it's still probably unknown to most of the public. A story for Austin's NPR station could be an indication that the missing middle is entering the public consciousness.

May 26, 2017 - KUT

Austin Pedestrians

First Draft of Austin's New CodeNext Zoning Code Released

It was a big day for planners and planning in Austin earlier this week, when the city released the 1,100-page first draft of the city's new zoning code—the first major revision of the city's zoning doe since the mid-1980s.

February 3, 2017 - Community Impact Newspaper

Austin Traffic

Austin Chamber of Commerce Supports Form-Based Codes Among Traffic Fixes

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.

October 14, 2016 - Austin Business Journal

Accessory Dwelling Unit

Legalize It: Austin Eases Restrictions on Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory dwelling units, granny flats, mother-in-law units—whatever you call them, they're now legal in Austin.

November 23, 2015 - Community Impact Newspaper

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